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Analzing poem

Posted on: March 9, 2008

 Black Freedom

Just say sorry John
And release these people
Why do you stand alone?
When a white nation cries

For its black brothers and sisters

Is it money?
Is it land?
Is it commercial?
Is it important?

Just say sorry John
And love these people
Why do you deny?
When a white nation tries

For its black brothers and sisters

Just say sorry John
And honor these people
Why do you resist
When a white nation lies

To its black brothers and sisters

 Meaning of the poem-

This poem is written dedicated to John Howard ex-prime minster of Australia due to the cause he was not willing to say sorry to the aboriginal people and to what happened to them in past. This poem asks John Howard to say sorry to those aboriginal people who were affected in the past.

I the first stanza the poet asks John to say sorry and listen to what people have to say? the tone he uses is as thou John’s is the only person who is not willing to say sorry and that he has the support of the whole country.

The second stanza are full of question for the possible reason why John is not going to say sorry. Question consists of things like- money, land and commercial things.

In the third stanza he ask to love both white and black people. he asks why does he not admit what was done in past was bad. 

 In the forth final stanza he again asks John to say sorry, also he asks to honor those affected and not to hold himself back to apologize.

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